Category: Featured Blogs

Online Consultation – Monitoring and Evaluation Template

Are you involved with the support, coordination or delivery of a physical activity intervention. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the draft monitoring an evaluation framework for assessing the effectiveness and usefulness of physical activity interventions in Ireland. The framework is being developed for use with those involved with supporting, coordinating…
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#BeActive and Flatten the Curve

The past month has seen us change the way we study, the way we work and even the way we live. Times will be challenging for everyone, but we encourage people to be physically active within the current guidelines regarding social distancing. Our project partners, Sport Ireland, worded it nicely and stated “#BeActive and Flatten…
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Public consultation on the draft WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a pubic consultation on its draft physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines for children and adolescents, adults and older adults.  It is being conducted to enable the wider scientific and public health community, as well as end users of the final guidelines, including civil society and the community,…
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Introducing the Physical Activity for Health (PAfH) research cluster

This blog introduces the Physical Activity for Health (PAfH) research cluster at the University of Limerick (UL). The PAfH cluster is funded by the Health Research Institute (HRI) in UL and is fast approaching its 1st birthday (April 2020). The cluster aims to build a national and international hub of excellence in the area of…
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Physical Activity and Women’s Health

Thank you to Dr. Fiona Mansergh (Healthy Ireland, Department of Health) for contributing the following blog. Inactivity is one of the four major risk factors for chronic disease, along with smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and obesity. Conversely, physical activity has huge benefits. In the short term, physical activity can improve mood and feelings of wellbeing…
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Marchathon 2020

Marchathon is the annual Smarter Travel Workplaces & Campus Walking Challenge that runs in March each year. This year it is open to Workplaces & Campuses who are Partners of the Smarter Travel Campus Programme. There are lots of prizes to be won and fun to be had, so why not get your organisation involved!…
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Sheds for Life- A dedicated men’s health and wellbeing programme from Irish Men’s Shed members

Our January blog comes from Aisling McGrath who is currently a (PhD) Researcher and Irish Research Council Scholar based in Waterford Institute of Technology. Follow Aisling on Twitter (@ash_mcg). Sheds for Life is a men’s health and wellbeing programme that was developed by the Irish Men’s Sheds Association to enhance the wellbeing of its Shed…
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December Blog – Highlights from the European Week of Sport

In this months featured blog, members of Sport Ireland showcase some of the highlights from the European Week of Sport. European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The week is for everyone regardless of age, background and fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives the aim is to…
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Healthy Ireland Summary Report 2019

Healthy Ireland launched the 2019 summary report with the findings from the #HISurvey2019 on November 20th. The full report can be downloaded at: https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/231c02-healthy-ireland-survey-wave/ The report covers findings across many different elements crucial for a healthy lifestyle, with sleep being introduced as a topic for the first time this year. Other topics being covered include:…
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Collaboration towards the common goal of “Physical Activity Promotion”

This month’s featured blog post is from Dr. Angela Carlin, a Lecturer in Exercise and Health in the School of Sport at Ulster University. You can see more of Angela’s work and interests by following @AngelaCarlin7 on twitter. The ‘Physical Activity and Health’ research group at Ulster University recently hosted a successful research day, aimed at…
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